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In-Passing

10 June - 23 June
Organized by: Kirigram
20 Old Street, foyer
London
EC1V 9AB

‘In-Passing’. Foyer installation by Constanze Schweda, Kirigram. Viewing day & night, open by appointment.

 

Grade 2 listed warehouse turned office building by Herbert Ford. Space courtesy of Penn Street Properties.

 

A foyer, or lobby, is like the opening act to a building, often overlooked as a communal space. More than a passage from door to door, these areas are important transition zones: between the outdoor and indoor, between public and private, between arrival and purpose. With each transition comes a change of noise level, ambient acoustic and temperature, the speed at which one moves. They are social spaces, places of encounter; offer occasion to pause, to have a conversation whilst preparing for the next step. Foyer spaces remain functionally vague and offer a break from the purpose driven design of our buildings, they are valuable niches within the urban rush, make room for temporary communities.

 

For LFA, Kirigram was given the opportunity to furnish the elegant entrance room of this building and to create an atmosphere that invites the visitor to linger.

 

Kirigram is known for organically shaped, seamless designs made from a single piece. Their amorphous creations appear in lobbies, hotels, and residencies internationally.

 

More info here.